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Susan Koprash is president of Hi-Tec Security and Investigations Ltd., a Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.-based provider of contract security services to industrial and institutional clients, including airports and hospitals. Services include guards, patrols, armored vehicles and investigations. Koprash ranked 38th on the 2003 PROFIT / Chatelaine list of Canada’s Top 100 Women Business Owners.
BEST ADVICE: “If you can build a relationship, you can build a business.”
Koprash has never forgotten this comment, spoken casually by a friend over coffee a dozen years ago. Though she didn’t think much about it at the time, Koprash has recognized its value in years since. “I realized